ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-25-2010, 02:12 AM   #106
LukasM
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: On a RTW ride - currently Central Asia
Oddometer: 5,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiasDePlaya
This is the WR 450 Dakar that John McKendrick (Chilean) will ride next Dakar.



And this is the bike that he rode last Dakar
Nice bike! That's the JVO kit from Spain that quite a few forum members have. Dakaroo, JMo, Bluebull etc. Jonah Street will also be riding it in the 2011 Dakar.
__________________
Currently going RTW on a KTM 690 Rally, trip blog: https://www.facebook.com/AroundTheWorldWithLukasM

Tracker: https://share.delorme.com/LukasMatzinger
LukasM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 06:10 AM   #107
dnrobertson
Big Bike, Slow Rider
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Frankston, Australia
Oddometer: 768
Quote:
Originally Posted by LukasM
Does anybody know these guys? It would be awesome if you could post some pictures or other details of the oil coolers they added.

Cheers
Gary Benn (the builder of the bike) has worked for Yamaha for ages. He currently works for Craig Dack Racing here in Australia.

The bash plate/oil cooler was custom made by B & B here in Australia. Gary talked to a lot of people in Yamaha to get the mods right. The engine mods to get the oil lines correct were the hardest part.

I was on the ride with him (mentioned in the magazine article), but I didn't get any photos before I fell off and injured myself and returned home.

I do know that Gary estimates the cost of the mods to the bike (tanks, new rims f/r, cush drive, rear rack, pipe, bash plate and oil mods) would cost about $6,000 to do if there were any paying customers.

Gary did the entire trip (about 4800 kms) with no oil changes. Since the ride, he has pulled the top end and reported no problems with valves, piston or rings. The other two bikes did one oil change during the ride and required no adjustments when there valves were checked.
__________________
David

2005 KTM 640A
2008 Wee-Strom
dnrobertson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 03:13 PM   #108
a1fa
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,644
I'd love that kit on my WR400F.. but that's some serious dough! Any sponsors? Hello?

We all know that WR400F is just as fast as WR450F minus the Z-button!
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2010, 03:15 PM   #109
a1fa
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnrobertson
Gary Benn (the builder of the bike) has worked for Yamaha for ages. He currently works for Craig Dack Racing here in Australia.

The bash plate/oil cooler was custom made by B & B here in Australia. Gary talked to a lot of people in Yamaha to get the mods right. The engine mods to get the oil lines correct were the hardest part.

I was on the ride with him (mentioned in the magazine article), but I didn't get any photos before I fell off and injured myself and returned home.

I do know that Gary estimates the cost of the mods to the bike (tanks, new rims f/r, cush drive, rear rack, pipe, bash plate and oil mods) would cost about $6,000 to do if there were any paying customers.

Gary did the entire trip (about 4800 kms) with no oil changes. Since the ride, he has pulled the top end and reported no problems with valves, piston or rings. The other two bikes did one oil change during the ride and required no adjustments when there valves were checked.
What kind of gearing? Any info on the cush drive? Any hubs or rims that can easily be adapted to WR400 / 426 / or 450
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2010, 12:24 AM   #110
dnrobertson
Big Bike, Slow Rider
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Frankston, Australia
Oddometer: 768
Quote:
Originally Posted by a1fa
What kind of gearing? Any info on the cush drive? Any hubs or rims that can easily be adapted to WR400 / 426 / or 450
The gearing was 16 / 48. This gearing pulled about 160 KMH (GPS indicated) on the bitumen yet handled the 1000 sand dunes of the Simpson Desert (although this year has not been the driest, so sand was damp)

The hubs are Talon hubs laced to Excel rims (std on back, 1.85 on front). All supplied here in Australia by John Titman Racing with heavy duty spokes.
__________________
David

2005 KTM 640A
2008 Wee-Strom
dnrobertson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2010, 01:38 AM   #111
Mark_S
Fair Weather Faggot
 
Mark_S's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Kapiti NZ
Oddometer: 1,694
I have just replaced the piston and timing chain on my 06 wr450. New piston is a JE forged 12.8:1 unit.

engine seems quite a bit noisier at low revs - I think the noise is piston slap.

Are forged pistons noisier than cast pistons?

the bike seems to run as well or better than it did prior to doing the work.

thanks


Mark
__________________
These are the best days
Mark_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2010, 08:08 AM   #112
a1fa
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnrobertson
The gearing was 16 / 48. This gearing pulled about 160 KMH (GPS indicated) on the bitumen yet handled the 1000 sand dunes of the Simpson Desert (although this year has not been the driest, so sand was damp)

The hubs are Talon hubs laced to Excel rims (std on back, 1.85 on front). All supplied here in Australia by John Titman Racing with heavy duty spokes.
hmm.. 16/48.. 15 is the highest I can go up front on the WR400F.. not enough clearance left.... 15/47 works for the woods
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 09:42 PM   #113
a1fa
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,644
Any donor hubs before I commit to RAD's $800 wheel.
__________________
Learn to ride. Ride to learn.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 05:24 PM   #114
Killa Meter
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Clownsville
Oddometer: 267
Seat concepts will make a 07 + wr450 dual sport/comfort seat foam and cover if they get ten orders , what do you guys think?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...621311&page=14
http://www.seatconcepts.com
__________________
" Now i know why you like it , and it's completely dangerous! " ...my 8 year old after his first ride on my GS 1200
Killa Meter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 06:04 PM   #115
empedrado
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Central NM
Oddometer: 348
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killa Meter View Post
Seat concepts will make a 07 + wr450 dual sport/comfort seat foam and cover if they get ten orders , what do you guys think?

I'm in -- have one on my 530 and love it. The best seat I have found for the WR is one I made and that ain't cutting it.
empedrado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2011, 01:29 AM   #116
Killa Meter
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Clownsville
Oddometer: 267
Great now we just need a few more. Once they make the mould it should be a standard product on their website.
__________________
" Now i know why you like it , and it's completely dangerous! " ...my 8 year old after his first ride on my GS 1200
Killa Meter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2011, 11:24 AM   #117
a1fa
Riding Nomad™
 
a1fa's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas
Oddometer: 13,644
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killa Meter View Post
Seat concepts will make a 07 + wr450 dual sport/comfort seat foam and cover if they get ten orders , what do you guys think?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...621311&page=14
http://www.seatconcepts.com
I'd be interested in WR400F seat.
a1fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 08:10 PM   #118
Mo-Tarded
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Mo-Tarded's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Show Low, AZ, USA
Oddometer: 169
I'll take a WR450F seat. ....for an 03.
__________________
"Our lives can be spent carrying out actions that we hope will lead us to a greater sense of purpose, accomplishment and meaning, but all these are secondary to the need to feel alive." - AntiHero ADV Rider
Mo-Tarded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 08:38 PM   #119
AustinJake
TE450-KLE-FXDWG
 
AustinJake's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 3,694
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killa Meter View Post
Seat concepts will make a 07 + wr450 dual sport/comfort seat foam and cover if they get ten orders , what do you guys think?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...621311&page=14
http://www.seatconcepts.com
The SeatConcepts foam is excellent, it even cut down some of the vibes to my ass. I'm gonna try and dualsport this TE450, with a 15/43 gear set, I cruise 70mph at about 5600 RPM. When I get to the trails, I can go to a 13 or 12 t CSS to climb any hill. 3 gal IMS + 1 gal Acerbis can gets me about 150 mile range.
__________________
____________________________________
Get fit. Stay safe. Enjoy life. Learn something to help someone in need.
AustinJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 11:00 PM   #120
mxbundy
Studly Adventurer
 
mxbundy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Hemet Ca.
Oddometer: 888
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killa Meter View Post
Seat concepts will make a 07 + wr450 dual sport/comfort seat foam and cover if they get ten orders , what do you guys think?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...621311&page=14
http://www.seatconcepts.com
OPPS
Bundy
__________________
The 80`s..........ah yes...back in the days when men looked like women, women dressed like whores and the music F@#KING ROCKED!

Check out http://seatconcepts.com/ , your ass will appreciate it!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621311

mxbundy screwed with this post 01-21-2011 at 11:12 PM
mxbundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014